The current Kiev authorities persecute ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and other former high position bureaucrats for political reasons, and lustration, launched by Kiev, will bring great harm to the country, said Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin.
"We Know all the people who were in the government of Viktor Yanukovych. You remember the circumstances in which these citizens and their families were required to leave the Ukraine, fleeing from physical destruction, " - said Karasin in conversation
"This is true for the President, and many of his Ministers. Know that they live in and calm yourself then feel. All attempts to accuse them and to anathematize taken by Kiev, Russia are politicised", he added.
According to the Russian politician, "not literally clear," what is the Ukrainian lustration, which so many claim." I feel sorry for the people who faithfully served Ukraine In the last 20 years and whose work is currently " under review ". Whom It is done and what the criteria of this "test" Is All open issues. Such processes have the ability to result in large damage to the state apparatus Ukraine, who were forced to leave qualified citizens ", - noted Karasin.
in Ukraine, 22 February 2014, there was a coup: Parliament ousted Yanukovych from the post of President, changed the Constitution and called elections for may 25, the results of which became the new President Petro Poroshenko. Yanukovych was forced to leave Ukraine, fearing for his life.
later, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law about the cleansing power (lustration), which provides for the dismissal of civil servants that have tarnished its reputation. For example, the unconditional dismissal of bureaucrats who worked in the civil service during the reign of Yanukovych.
according to the forecasts of Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, lustration will affect about 1 million bureaucrats. In addition, the government Yatsenyuk stated commitment to reduce the state apparatus, to reduce the flow of state funds because of the fighting in the Donbass, Ukraine was on the verge of bankruptcy.